"This Is Acid"
Single by Maurice with Hot Hands Hula
Recorded 1987
Genre Electronica/Acid House
Length 4:38 (Radio edit version)
Label Vendetta/A&M Records
Writer(s) Hula Mahone, Lidell Townsell
Producer Hot Hands Hula, Les Adams
"This Is Acid," also known by its full title, "This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)", is the name of a #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart single by Chicago house music DJ and producer Maurice Joshua, who recorded the track under his first name "Maurice." It reached the top spot in April 1989 and stayed there for two weeks.
The song contains spoken lyrics performed by male singer "Hot Hands" Hula Mahone. The lyrics introduce the listener to the acid house sound.
"This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)" was Joshua's only hit single, but he did go on to be a Grammy Award-winning producer and remixer.
"This Is Acid" was covered by German duo VooDoo & Serano off their album Radikal Techno 6.
The song can be heard in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the in-game radio station SF-UR.